CyberSaturday LED Strips workshop

16 April from 14:00

LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone!


LED strips have become really inexpensive. Lots of people have created inexpensive methods of controlling their color and brightness. This workshop shows one way to control LED strips, to make them do what you want. We will use a very cheap Arduino clone. I’ll show you everything you need to know to use existing programs – as-is, or to hack on – to control the colors in your world with LED strips.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Intro to Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LEDs
  • Brief intro to Arduino
  • How to use an Arduino to control an LED strip
  • Some demos of programs you can download

Materials (provided by TkkrLab)

  • Arduino kit ( Arduino clone + USB cable, small breadboard, 15 LEDS, 6 switches with button, small assortiment resistors, Male - Male Dupont kabel, 9V battery connector )
  • LED strip with WS2812b LEDs

Required Software

Please download the free and open source Arduino software before the workshop – Windows, Linux, or MacOS are all fine!: Arduino software

About Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman is a Berlin- (and San Francisco) -based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, he was also co-founder of 3ware (a Silicon Valley RAID controller company), did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research invented the NeuroDreamer sleep mask and created the Brain Machine one of MAKE Magazine’s more popular DIY projects. He has contributed to MAKE Magazine has written for 2600 and Makery and wrote a chapter from the popular book, Maker Pro He is a mentor at HAX and other accelerators. For the last several years Mitch has been leading workshops around the world, teaching people to make cool things with electronics and teaching everyone to solder Mitch promotes hackerspaces, open source hardware, and mentors others wherever he goes. He is the co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, and President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.


When : Zaterdag 16 April 2022 14:00

Where : TkkrLab, Marssteden 98, Enschede

Cost : Arduino kit + LED strip € 13,37 (We have a few kits you can borrow, cost is then €0)

Ticket : Ticketshop

Preperation : Bring your laptop with the Arduino software installed.

Language : English


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